EU says it will limit inflatable boat exports to Libya to stop traffickers

EU says it will limit inflatable boat exports to Libya to stop traffickers
(CNN)The European Union will limit the number of inflatable boats and motors it sends to Libya in order to prevent human trafficking.The EU said the restrictions will not prevent exports or sales when they are "meant for legitimate uses by the civilian population, for instance for fishermen, who may need motors for their boats."CNN recently witnessed the rescue of 366 migrants and refugees by the private humanitarian agency Migrant Offshore Aid Station. The rescuers pulled people, mostly from African

ITV names EasyJet’s Carolyn McCall as new chief executive – BBC News

ITV names EasyJet’s Carolyn McCall as new chief executive – BBC News
Ms McCall said the decision to leave EasyJet had been "really difficult", but after seven years at the company the time was right for a move: "The opportunity from ITV felt like the right one to take. It is a fantastic company in a dynamic and stimulating sector."ITV chairman Peter Bazalgette said: "In a very impressive field of high calibre candidates, Carolyn stood out for her track record in media, experience of an international operation, clear strategic acumen and

George and Charlotte join Poland and Germany diplomacy tour – BBC News

George and Charlotte join Poland and Germany diplomacy tour – BBC News
Analysis Image copyright PA Image caption The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge watched the Wimbledon men's final on Sunday ahead of their tour In Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel will hold a private meeting with the royal couple in Berlin before they visit the Brandenburg Gate, a symbol of German unification.The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will also visit Berlin's Holocaust museum and memorial.A boat race is planned in the Germany city of Heidelberg, which is twinned with Cambridge.William and

Target date to be set for smoke-free Scottish prisons – BBC News

Target date to be set for smoke-free Scottish prisons – BBC News
Scotland introduced a ban on smoking in enclosed public places in 2006, but it did not apply to prisons.However, prison rules were amended at the time to restrict smoking to certain areas, such as cells and outdoor recreation spaces.Claims 'backed up' Staff, visitors and contractors are not permitted to smoke anywhere on SPS property. A small number of prisons in Scotland have designated a proportion of their residential areas as smoke-free. The move towards smoke-free prisons is in keeping

Dozens arrested in Spain for Europe-wide horsemeat scam

Dozens arrested in Spain for Europe-wide horsemeat scam
(CNN)Spanish police have arrested and charged 65 individuals over a continent-wide ring that traded in horsemeat from animals "in bad shape, too old or simply labelled as 'not suitable for consumption,'"according to a statement released by Europol. The investigation is related to 2013's horsemeat scandal, which came to light after the Food Safety Authority of Ireland found that 10 out of 27 hamburger products it analyzed in a study contained horse DNA.

Who is White House special counsel Ty Cobb?

Who is White House special counsel Ty Cobb?
Washington (CNN)The White House announced Saturday that President Donald Trump appointed Ty Cobb, a former federal prosecutor, as White House special counsel.His hiring comes after news this week that the President's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., met with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign on the premise that he would be offered damaging information about Hillary Clinton, according to emails Trump Jr. posted on Twitter earlier this week.

Kid Rock, The Rock and our rocky future

Kid Rock, The Rock and our rocky future
(CNN)It looks like these days everyone with a Wikipedia entry or a star on the Walk of Fame is thinking of running for public office. Another Rock -- former professional wrestler turned action star-hero "The Rock," Dwayne Johnson -- might be the person challenging President Donald Trump for re-election in 2020, assuming the President makes it that far. A campaign committee formally filed the papers to draft him for president. The Rock has been talking about this for some

A year after failed coup in Turkey, Erdogan says ‘behead traitors’

A year after failed coup in Turkey, Erdogan says ‘behead traitors’
(CNN)Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan -- delivering feisty and stirring messages on the one-year anniversary of a failed coup aimed at unseating him -- lauded the popular resistance that helped stop the coup, and promised to decapitate "traitors," a sign that his harsh crackdown against his foes over the last 12 months will continue."This experience has unified us, made us stronger," the President said. "This wasn't the first attack against our nation and it's not going to be the

Election intimidation at ‘tipping point’, warns watchdog – BBC News

Election intimidation at ‘tipping point’, warns watchdog – BBC News
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDiane Abbott describes 'racist, sexist' abuse British politics is at a "dangerous moment" and the level of personal abuse aimed at election candidates has reached a "tipping point", the head of the standards watchdog has warned.Lord Bew said the level of vitriol was now such that it could deter people from running for office.Labour MP Diane Abbott said this week she had endured a torrent of "mindless" racist and sexist abuse.MPs

Also At Trump Jr.-Russia Meeting: An Ex-U.S. Government Worker With Liberal Views

Also At Trump Jr.-Russia Meeting: An Ex-U.S. Government Worker With Liberal Views
Samochornov would not confirm that he was in the room, citing nondisclosure agreements. But The New York Times Ken Vogel said Friday on MSNBC that Samochornov was at the June 9 meeting in Trump Tower. The interpreters mother-in-law also confirmed his attendance at the meeting toThe Daily Beast. Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer who met with the Trump team, had that an interpreter attended the meeting, but refused to name him. Veselnitskaya does not speak English, and Samochornov has